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Chrigl Maurer (SUI1) performing during the Red Bull X-Alps at the Mt Blanc / France on 26-June-2021. In this endurance adventure race athletes from 18 nations have to fly with paragliders or hike from Salzburg along the alps towards France, around the Mont Blanc back to Salzburg.

Race report - Day 7

Catch up on all the highlights from Day 7 so you don't miss a beat of Red Bull X-Alps.

Follow all the action via the Live Tracking - but be warned, it's highliy addictive!

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Chrigl Maurer (SUI1) performing during the Red Bull X-Alps at the Mt Blanc / France on 26-June-2021. In this endurance adventure race athletes from 18 nations have to fly with paragliders or hike from Salzburg along the alps towards France, around the Mont Blanc back to Salzburg.

Mont Blanc - More than just a Turnpoint

On Day 7 athletes prepared to take on the biggest, most symbolic Turnpoint of them all: Mont Blanc. At 4,809m high it is the highest mountain in the Alps and in Western Europe. Click below to find out why it is quite a challenge for the athletes.

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Team AUT2 looking for the right take off spot in Chatel, France on June 26, 2021.

Highlight Gallery - Day 7

We captured the highlights from Day 7 for you! Check them out on our website via the link below!

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Paul Guschlbauer (AUT1) performs during the Red Bull X-Alps 2021 on Furka pass, Switzerland on June 25, 2021

How to fly fast

When the athletes are flying, they need to climb in rising air called thermals, to stay in the air. A paraglider doesn't have an engine to take care of that. When they are hiking, they need to know how high they are. All this useful information comes from several devices that athletes carry, including the Flymaster flight computer and the Suunto 9 Baro sportswatch.

Find out more about their equipment on our website!

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Chrigl Maurer (SUI1) performing during the Red Bull X-Alps at the Mt Blanc / France on 26-June-2021. In this endurance adventure race athletes from 18 nations have to fly with paragliders or hike from Salzburg along the alps towards France, around the Mont Blanc back to Salzburg.

Day 7 Wrap-Up

Mont Blanc presents a huge barrier if the athletes are grounded because of the weather, but the weather on Day 7 was just perfect. Chrigel Maurer flew the furthest with just over 400km.

Click below to get all the details of Day 7!

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